Former CIA Analyst: North Korea Won't Stop Until They Can Attack Anywhere in US With Nuke

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Sep 05, 2017 7:00 AM
Former CIA Analyst: North Korea Won't Stop Until They Can Attack Anywhere in US With Nuke

Dr. Sue Mi Terry, a Columbia Univeristy professor and former senior CIA analyst on North Korea, said that Pyongyang will never give up its nuclear weapons. Their aim, she said, is to be able to strike anywhere in the United States with a nuclear weapon.

“What they said is they are going to complete their nuclear program. Perfect their nuclear arsenal,” she said Sunday on Fox News. “They are not going to stop until they get there, get to the point where they can attack anywhere in the United States with a nuclear test. They are not going to give up nuclear weapons. Talking is fine but we have to be realistic. They are not going to give up nuclear weapons ever.”

Terry’s assessment comes after the rogue regime claims to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb Sunday that could be mounted to an intercontinental ballistic missile. The test triggered an initial magnitude 6.3 earthquake, and nuclear weapons experts estimated the weapon was up to seven times more powerful than the bomb the United States dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945.

North Korea was seen Monday moving what could possibly be an intercontinental ballistic missile at night towards its West Coast. 

A day earlier South Korea’s Defense Ministry said the rogue regime seemed to be planning another launch.

"Enough is enough," U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Monday. "We have taken an incremental approach and despite the best of intentions, it has not worked." 

Dictator Kim Jong Un is "begging for war" with his repeated missile tests, she added.